Driver fined after damaging wall and telegraph pole in Stroud

A 27-year-old Brimscombe man who drove away from the scene after crashing into a wall and telegraph pole in Stroud has been ordered to pay £807 in fines, compensation and costs.

At Cheltenham Magistrates Court on September 16, Michael Carden of Albert Road, Brimscombe, admitted being the driver of a VW Caddy which caused damage to a wall on one side of Slad Road, Stroud, and a telegraph pole of the other on March 4 this year.

He pleaded guilty to failing to stop and failing to report the accident within 24 hours.

The magistrates endorsed his driving licence with seven points and fined him £440.

They also ordered him to pay £250 compensation, prosecution costs of £85 and a £32 surcharge.

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